Lawal Africas Commends OSHAssociation, Bags Institution’s Fellow Membership Award
The Occupational Safety And Health Association (OSHAssociation) United Kingdom, UK has been commended for fulfilling its mandate of making occupational health and safety management an integral part of every economic sector to promote safety and save lives and most importantly the group’s recent Fellow Membership Awards to some eminent Nigerians who had distinguished themselves as Safety and Health Practitioners globally.
The Network Coordinator, Partners For Peace In The Niger-Delta Region (P4P), High Chief (AMB.) Lawal Africas made this remark on Sunday in a telephone conversation with the Daily Independent correspondent emphasized that OSHAssociation had fulfilled its motto as Safety and Health Institution.
High Chief (AMB) Lawal Africas (MICMC, FIMC, CMC, FOSHA), now inducted as a Fellow of the OSHAssociation United Kingdom, UK, is a Nigerian Community Development expert, Chartered Mediator, Conciliator with over Fifteen years of Local and International experience had pen-ultimate weekend amongst other eminent Nigerians, Africans bagged “Fellow of the Occupational Safety And Health Association (OSHAssociation) United Kingdom, UK, which is the Institution’s highest honour to its members.
Lawal Africas, the Asuku 1 of the Oloibiri Kingdom of the Ijaw ethnic Nationality of Bayelsa State was asked by our reporter to critically give a breakdown, and explain the global imperativeness of OSHAssociation as a Safety and Health Institution to Nigerians, Africans? And what Partners For Peace In The Niger-Delta Region is all about? Also media enquiries on Lawal Africa’s experiences as a global peace Ambassador and successes in the work of peace-building Initiatives, and cultural development in the Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria, Africa, and globally.
Lawal Africas, a Certified Public Speaker, Management Consultant and Enterprise Incubator, stated that the Association is an independent Professional Association with International Membership, Regional Chapters Worldwide, and that the Association is registered in England and Wales.
Speaking further, he said: “OSHAssociation is for occupational health and safety management, which is an integral part of every economic sector, whose motto is to promote safety and save lives. Partners For Peace In The Niger-Delta Region is West Africa’s largest grassroots peace-building network with over ten thousand peace actors across the Niger-Delta Region”.
He stated that P4P is a project of the Foundation For Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) established by Chevron Corporation, and the office is responsible for identifying and facilitating of a network of organizations and individuals committed to promoting peace, reducing violence and conflict in the Niger-Delta Region.
In his words: “As a student leader, I have served in various capacities as the coordinator, Amnesty international. Am a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and an Alumnus of the Kofi Annan International Peace-keeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana. Am presently a member of the Knowledge Network of the United Nations office, SpecialAdviser on Africa (UN-OSAA)”.
“Presently, I sit on the Boards of Initiative For Sustainable Peace And Entrepreneurship Development (ISPED) and Sustainable Initiative For Nurturing Growth (SING). Am an Ex-officio Member, International Society For Cooperative Education, Science And Technology of Nigeria”.
“I had previously worked in an exchange program with the Polish Ministry of Education in conjunction with AIESEC to promote African Culture, Teaching in over 20 high schools in Poland on Entrepreneurship and Cultural Education”.
“Finally, I must commend my colleagues, fellow inductees who were also honoured by the OSHAssociation United Kingdom, the UK which included amongst others are: The Commissioner for Health, Akwa Ibom State, Prof Augustine Vincent Umoh, The Head of Service Akwa Ibom State, Elder Efiong Essien, Lecturer, University of Uyo, Prof James Asuquo, Criminologist, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpe, HSE Manager, Ibom Power Company, Iniobong Udofia, Assistant HSE Manager, Port & Cargo Handing Services, Representative, Mobile Producing Nigeria, Recipient of Outstanding Safety Leadership Award, Engr. Meyen Ekpo Etukudo, inductees on as full members, graduate, associate and student members, and other Fellow Membership inductees so numerous to mention”.